Safe Driving event

The importance of safe driving and the devastating effects of speeding or getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be demonstrated to students from City of Wolverhampton College on Thursday (October 20).

Around 20 students who are studying for a Level 1 motor vehicle qualification will be attending a Drive 2 Arrive road safety event at Bescot Stadium, Walsall.

The event – run by Walsall Council, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, local substance misuse services and local driving schools – will aim to make young drivers aware of the importance of being a responsible driver and the consequences of road traffic accidents.

Students will get the chance to be cut out of a badly damaged car, drive a vehicle under the supervision of an advanced driving instructor, and learn about the importance of wearing seatbelts, not texting at the wheel or bowing to peer pressure to drive faster.

Tutor Alan Handy said: “As part of their course the students cover units in preparing to become a driver and reducing risks when driving and attending the event will consolidate what they’ve learnt in the classroom and equip them with the knowledge and skills to make them better, safer drivers.”

For details of motor vehicle courses offered by the college click here


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